GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Monitoring and Management Course

GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Monitoring and Management Course

INTRODUCTION

Forestry involves the management of a broad range of natural resources within a forested area. We all agree Forestry is complex, dynamic, and multidimensional. GIS technology profoundly and positively impacts the way land managers, timber managers, and forestry specialists manage timber resources. Having accurate geographical information about land is critical to making informed decisions about how to manage it.  Digital maps can be linked to relational databases that store baseline data, topography information, site documentation, and aerial digital photography. Designing and implementing a comprehensive GIS plan is the foundation for sound forest management and wildlife management decisions.  Additionally, a GIS plan is an integral part of developing a forest management plan.

Who should apply?

People who require additional skills like Forest Planners, foresters, forest conservation technicians.

DURATION

10 Days

Requirements:

No prior knowledge of GIS is required

TRAINING OBJECTIVE

At the end of the training, participants will learn to:

  • Obtain and Integrate data from disparate sources into a GIS System
  • Learn the principles of GIS and Remote Sensing and its application in forestry
  • Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS in the forestry context
  • Learn satellite digital image processing techniques in forest resource management
  • Learn how to map forest inventory
  • Learn how to handle an emergency in the forest context
  • Learn how communities can be involved in forest resource management
  • Learn how to publish a web-based map
  • Display data in 3D Apply GIS to solve simple practical problems forestry
  • Learn forest planning and management skill using remote sensing and GIS

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1:Introduction and definitions of key concepts

  • Introduction to concepts of GIS and remote sensing in Forest resource management
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Introduction GIS data collection using GPS

Module 2: Mobile Data Collection

  • GIS Gathering data using mobile phones using (ODK)

Module 3: GIS integration into Forestry

  • Integrating GPS data into GIS
  • GIS Data sources and types for forestry
  • Working with data from different sources
  • Geodatabase creation and maintenance for forest resources
  • Attributes manipulation in GIS
  • Facilitated practical exercises in working with tabular data in Excel format

Module 4: Digital Image Processing Techniques in Forest Resource Management

  • Obtaining satellite Imagery for forest resource management
  • Satellite Image processing and calibration for resource management

Module 5: Image Classification

  • Forest cover classification using supervised classification
  • Forest cover classification using unsupervised classification

Module 6: Change Detection

  • Accuracy assessment and ground Truthing technique
  • Forest Land use change detection maps

Module 7: Mapping Forest inventory

  • Inventory of Forest Land
  • Mapping habitat and Species
  • Mapping Forest recreation sites
  • Mapping forest vegetation type
  • Forestry mapping of plantations and zonal mapping
  • Mapping water forest resources
  • Carbon mapping techniques
  • Endangered species management

Module 8: Forest Planning and management

  • Using GIS and RS in Developing forest plans
  • Planning and scheduling of harvesting and planting tree
  • Determinations of forest stand conditions and forest health
  • Estimation of biomass and productivity
  • Environment impact assessment
  • Identifying sites for eco-restoration

Module 9: Spatial Analysis

  • Vegetation index analysis
  • Monitoring emergencies
  • Damage assessment (fire, disease)
  • Fire and Emergency Mapping
  • Planning of road systems, bridges, water point, and land clearing

Climate Change Impact on Forests

  • Remote sensing and GIS for climate change mitigation in forest ecosystems.
  • Forest ecosystem monitoring and modeling

Module 10: Participatory GIS

  • Public participation in forest management
  • Using Google earth in forest resource management
  • Web-based Publishing for interactive and dynamic maps

Case studies on the use of GIS and remote sensing in forest management

 

METHODOLOGY

The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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TAILOR-MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 20th June 2022.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 06-27-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 07-08-2022 1:00 pm
Cut off date 06-20-2022
Individual Price KSH 140,000.00
Location Mombasa
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